Sat, Apr 29, 2006

Horace Cooper | April 29, 2006

Today it is vital that we adopt a policy that separates those aliens seeking permanent status from those only interested in temporary employment opportunities. Unfortunately, much of the present debate treats the groups as if they are one and the same. By failing to make this distinction, we risk going forward with an updated-but-incoherent program.

Robert Novak | April 29, 2006

Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats on Thursday quietly blocked consideration of President Bush's 3-year-old nomination of White House aide Brett Kavanaugh as a federal appeals court judge, beginning a process that may trigger a constitutional test.

Fri, Apr 28, 2006

Oliver North | April 28, 2006

Tony, congratulations on your new assignment. Your distinguished career in print, radio and TV journalism makes you perfectly suited for the job as the new White House Press Secretary -- and it couldn't have come at a better time.

Rich Tucker | April 28, 2006

Jeff Whitty is not amused, and he doesn't think you should be, either. Recently the gay playwright sent a letter to Jay Leno, asking the comedian to stop telling jokes about gay people.

Kathleen Parker | April 28, 2006

If you mention George Allen outside Washington and Virginia, most people still don't know who he is. Yet the spin machine trying to cast Allen as a racist - as prequel to his presidential candidacy - already is operating at full throttle.

William F. Buckley | April 28, 2006

Upcoming art auctions at Sotheby's and Christie's in Manhattan are hugely noticed in the Arts section of The New York Times. Two Picassos are especially prominent. The first is labeled "Dora Maar With Cat," and it is expected to fetch $50 million. The second, called "Repose," is even uglier, and is expected to go for about $20 million.

Thomas Sowell | April 28, 2006

One of the beauties of an economy coordinated by price movements is that nobody has to understand it in order for it to work.

Brent Bozell | April 28, 2006

A war has begun. The four largest broadcast television networks and 800 of their affiliates are taking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to federal court.

Jonah Goldberg | April 28, 2006

Osama bin Laden's ratings are falling. His latest pronouncement was a yawn. His scripts could use a rewrite. "Infidels" this, "crusaders" that. Blah, blah, blah. We've heard it all before.

David Limbaugh | April 28, 2006

I am no economist, though I did minor in economics at some distant point in the past. I remember a visiting lecturer in my labor economics class one day preaching gloom and doom and telling us we would run out of oil in the next generation or so.

Mona Charen | April 28, 2006

The terrorists appear to have had a P.R. meeting -- or separate meetings. Both Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi have released tapes, one audio and one video.

Charles Krauthammer | April 28, 2006

Nothing can match the spectacle of politicians scrambling for cover during a spike in gasoline prices.

Pat Buchanan | April 28, 2006

Now that Congress is back from spring break and looking ahead to Memorial Day, July 4th, the August recess and adjournment early in October for elections, perhaps it can take up this question.

Matt Towery | April 28, 2006

The decision to inject humor into the world of opinion with my lighthearted column last week proved that plenty of people would rather fight than laugh.

Rich Galen | April 28, 2006

About a month ago, following my regular Saturday stint on Fox, host Tony Snow asked me to step into his office because there was something he wanted to talk to me about.

Megan Basham | April 28, 2006

Once upon a time, the phrase, “The American Dream” evoked something good, proud, and pure about our nation. It prompted reflections on hardworking immigrants lured to the U.S. by the promise of home ownership, financial stability, and a better future for their children. It brought up images of Norman Rockwell paintings, family holidays, and twilight years spent rocking on the porch surrounded by grandchildren.

Thu, Apr 27, 2006

John McCaslin | April 27, 2006

Hollywood is missing in action when it comes to fighting for America in recent conflicts, not the least being the war against terrorism.

Larry Kudlow | April 27, 2006

As all the pollsters are telling us, there's an inverse relationship between rising gasoline prices and President Bush's falling approval ratings -- most especially his approval rating on the economy.

Alan Sears | April 27, 2006

It's not enough for our young people not to hear out-loud lies from the homosexual activists -- they must hear the truth that counters the homosexual intimidations.  This year, a lot more students will hear that that truth, thanks to the candid conversations prompted by 'Day of Truth' events on campuses all over the country.

Thomas Sowell | April 27, 2006

If there is anything worse than partisan demagoguery, it is bipartisan demagoguery. Republican leaders have now joined the Democrats in blaming the oil companies for the fact that prices rise when demand expands more than supply.

Larry Elder | April 27, 2006

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich explained in a National Public Radio interview why Vice President Dick Cheney provides such good red meat for satirists.

Mike Adams | April 27, 2006

Yesterday, I got an email from one of Georgia Tech's gay activists. He wanted to inform me that signs saying "Support Intolerance: Join the College Republicans" were going up all over the Tech campus.

Cal Thomas | April 27, 2006

The debate about the movie started a few weeks ago when some people reacted strongly to the showing of the trailer at several New York City theaters.

Suzanne Fields | April 27, 2006

Marching through the streets of Washington has become a national pastime. Some marchers catch the zeitgeist and make a difference, and some don't. All politics is local, a wise old pol famously said, but to make it count, all politics has to be vocal, too.

Debra J. Saunders | April 27, 2006

TV news slays me on the gasoline-price story. For years, cable journalists have reported breathlessly on the certain dangers of global warming and President Bush's refusal to play along with the highly flawed Kyoto global-warming pact.

Ben Shapiro | April 27, 2006

This week marked Holocaust Remembrance Day. And while Jews the world over stopped to think about the worst racial liquidation in human history, Iran continued its preparations to create a nuclear device and pledged to help spread that technology to others...

Emmett Tyrrell | April 27, 2006

Do my eyes deceive me? Am I reading that President George W. Bush has joined with the Republican leadership to call for investigation of the oil companies in light of soaring oil and gas prices?

Robert Novak | April 27, 2006

Mitt Romney, in his last nine months as governor of Massachusetts, was in Washington Tuesday to address the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in an early stage of his 2008 presidential campaign.

George Will | April 27, 2006

The baroque process of picking a replacement for jailed Republican Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham has made California's 50th Congressional District inscrutable. It will be deciphered by the evening of June 6.

Ross Mackenzie | April 27, 2006

A mix-and-match of issues high and low currently in the news. . .

Marvin Olasky | April 27, 2006

Columnist Peggy Noonan recently quoted a journalist saying that the expansion of federal entitlement spending during the past five years should come as no surprise, since George W. Bush "ran as a compassionate conservative."

Wed, Apr 26, 2006

Ann Coulter | April 26, 2006

I would be more interested in what the Democrats had to say about high gas prices if these were not the same people who refused to let us drill for oil in Alaska, imposed massive restrictions on building new refineries, and who shut down the development of nuclear power in this country decades ago.

As anyone remotely into New Age voodoo knows, the Chinese symbol for crisis is said to consist of the words “danger” and “opportunity.”

Eliot Peace | April 26, 2006

Despite all of the bad news over the last several months, and the talk of a 1994-like sweep of the US House of Representatives by the Democratic Party, not all news is bad for Republicans.

Burt Prelutsky | April 26, 2006

It annoys me when seemingly rational people engage these bigoted pinheads in debates on college campuses. It simply makes no sense to stage a debate with some booby who insists that a ton of photographs, Nazi crematoriums, eyewitness testimony and Elie Wiesel's books, are all part of a gigantic Zionist conspiracy. You might as well hire a hall in order to argue with some yutz who insists that the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. 

Michelle Malkin | April 26, 2006

President Bush accuses those of us who want to secure America's borders and fully enforce our immigration laws of lacking "compassion."

John Stossel | April 26, 2006

Is Virgil Rosanke a philanthropist? No. Is he a government worker? Not that either. He's just a guy who delivers propane to heat water for cattle to drink. Why does he do it? To make money.

Walter E. Williams | April 26, 2006

About a fortnight ago, Mrs. Williams alerted me to an episode of Oprah Winfrey's show titled "Inside the Lives of People Living on Minimum Wage." After a few minutes of watching, I turned it off, not because of the heartrending tales but because most of what was being said was dead wrong. Let's look at it.

Brent Bozell | April 26, 2006

The recent unveiling of the Pulitzer Prizes had more of the same politicized whiff that the Oscars oozed earlier this year.

Jonah Goldberg | April 26, 2006

Right now, various factions within Iraq decry the "occupation" knowing full well that American troops aren't going anywhere - and that Iraqis don't want them to.

Tony Blankley | April 26, 2006

The liberal blog Daily Kos was displeased with the Associated Press report on Monday that President Bush had ordered the Justice and Energy Departments to "open inquiries into possible cheating in the gasoline markets."

Terry Jeffrey | April 26, 2006

After Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents last week secured criminal charges against seven current and former corporate managers and detained 1,187 illegal aliens working for IFCO Systems, a pallet and plastic-container company, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said this was just the first step in a new campaign to strictly enforce the law against large-scale employers of illegal aliens.

Linda Chavez | April 26, 2006

The firing last week of a CIA official for allegedly disclosing classified information to journalists should mark the beginning of an effort to clean house at an agency that has shown itself of late to be insular, ineffective and insubordinate.

Kathleen Parker | April 26, 2006

Nobody wants to play second string, and exotic dancers are no exception to the rule.

Mike Adams | April 26, 2006

Last week, several leftists at the University of New Hampshire tried to have my speech cancelled on the grounds that it might be too offensive.

Rich Galen | April 26, 2006

Regular Mullsters are aware that I consider Northwest to be the France of the airline industry. Mention Northwest to anyone who travels a good deal and they will automatically use the words surly, rude or - if they majored in English Lit. - churlish.

Tue, Apr 25, 2006

Maggie Gallagher | April 25, 2006

This year is the 10th anniversary of the 1996 welfare reform bill. Kay Hymowitz marks the occasion in the current issue of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal by asking a penetrating question:

William F. Buckley | April 25, 2006

The gas problem was nicely framed in the past fortnight by two news items.

Debra J. Saunders | April 25, 2006

What a country. If affluent people want a body part and have cash, they can get the organ abroad -- from a dead prisoner or a live peasant.

Herman Cain | April 25, 2006

The recent sharp increase in retail gas prices has once again caused some members of Congress to blame President Bush and criticize oil companies for gouging and profiteering.

John McCaslin | April 25, 2006

Retired Special Forces Major F. Andy Messing, who founded the National Defense Council Foundation in 1978 to popularize the idea of low-intensity conflict, tells The Beltway Beat of a private meeting he had on Sept. 30, 2002, with Bush senior adviser Karl Rove, during which the veteran of the Vietnam War (among other conflicts) warned against a conventional U.S. military assault on Baghdad.

Dennis Prager | April 25, 2006

The most frequently asked question I receive from non-Jews about Jews is, why are Jews so liberal?

Thomas Sowell | April 25, 2006

People who were not within 1,000 miles of Duke University have already taken sides in the case of a stripper who has accused Duke lacrosse players of rape. One TV talk show hostess went ballistic when a guest on her program raised questions about the stripper's version of what happened.

David Limbaugh | April 25, 2006

Oh, what tangled webs John Kerry weaves. But then again, foolish consistencies are the hobgoblins of little minds, not sophisticated, expansive minds calibrated for complexity and nuance, like John Kerry's.

Cal Thomas | April 25, 2006

What do you call someone who, in violation of her oath, reveals government secrets to a reporter, who then prints them and exposes a clandestine operation designed to get information from suspected terrorists that could save American lives?

Bill Murchison | April 25, 2006

Who wouldn't need a stiff drink upon hearing Ted Kennedy make all kinds of threatening noises about "price gouging" at the gasoline pump?

Bruce Bartlett | April 25, 2006

Those most concerned about this are conservatives old enough to remember when the conservative movement's attachment to the Republican Party was much more circumspect than it is today.

Pat Buchanan | April 25, 2006

Where is the moral heroism in clandestinely violating one's oath, breaking the law, leaking secrets and lying about it? Is this the New Morality? What was the higher cause McCarthy was serving?

Rebecca Hagelin | April 25, 2006

In the "business" of life, it's sometimes easy to forget that, as author Dr. V. Gilbert Beers says, "What our children become is infinitely more important than what our children will do."

Mon, Apr 24, 2006

Phyllis Schlafly | April 24, 2006

Illegal immigrants in this country are threatening a massive boycott on May 1, purportedly to demonstrate they are so essential that the U.S. economy would shut down without their labor. On the contrary, such a boycott will expose the lie expressed by President George W. Bush in Cancun, Mexico, that they are "doing work that Americans will not do."

Jack Kemp | April 24, 2006

Having traveled to Israel recently and many times over the past 35 years or so, I take profound exception to the accusations leveled at Israel by my old friend and syndicated columnist Robert Novak.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | April 24, 2006

The vitriol leveled against Clinton during his administration was tasteless, to be sure. But the attacks against Bush (a commander-in-chief in time of war) and his chief lieutenants, have not only soiled the grounds of common decency; they may well have crossed over from general dissent into the realm of sedition.

Burt Prelutsky | April 24, 2006

A necessary call is one made to the auto club, letting them know you've run out of gas on the Hollywood Freeway, or a call to let someone know you're running a half-hour late because you got stuck behind some idiot who ran out of gas on the Hollywood Freeway. Otherwise, what's so urgent?

Michael Barone | April 24, 2006

We tend to see a trend toward leftist populism personified by Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.  But that's not the whole picture.

Star Parker | April 24, 2006

There's a lot of talk these days of about the Democrats regaining control of Congress in the upcoming elections. Polls are showing as much dissatisfaction with Republicans as they showed toward the Democrats when Republicans gained control in 1994.

Suzanne Fields | April 24, 2006

Nobody has any manners anymore, and the government wants to do something about it. Soon we can take our cues from the Bard or a bureaucrat.

Diana West | April 24, 2006

How wunderbar, merveilleux and perfectly ripping that the European Union is creating a new "lexicon" to discuss Islam and terrorism so as never to conflate the two.

Jennifer Roback Morse | April 24, 2006

We can tie ourselves in knots trying to pretend we don't know that men and women have different preferences and abilities.

Robert Novak | April 24, 2006

The comment heard in Washington's power circles last week after the newest phase of George W. Bush's slow-moving reconstruction of his administration was that, finally, the president had a "real" chief of staff.

Armstrong Williams | April 24, 2006

You know why immigration brings people to a boiling point, separates races, and creates classes in our society? It's simple, really: OWNERSHIP.

Rich Galen | April 24, 2006

Two political objects, Newton Gingrich (no relation) and John McCain, were the objects of journalistic analysis over the past few days. In one case, Gingrich, he is no longer an object at rest; in the other, McCain, he is no longer traveling in a uniform motion.

Rich Galen | April 24, 2006

Two political objects, Newton Gingrich (no relation) and John McCain, were the objects of journalistic analysis over the past few days. In one case, Gingrich, he is no longer an object at rest; in the other, McCain, he is no longer traveling in a uniform motion.

Sun, Apr 23, 2006

John Leo | April 23, 2006

Last week was a tough one for Stephen Reinhardt, the most liberal judge on the most liberal federal circuit (9th). The Supreme Court agreed to hear the state of California's appeal in the "buttons" murder case.

Paul Jacob | April 23, 2006

Bernie Siegan showed how the idea of private property made sense, how sensible were our founders, and how senseless was the 20th century's flirtation with big and intrusive government.

George Will | April 23, 2006

Water is an odd natural resource. It falls unbidden from the sky and gathers without human help underground.